Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Chauffeurdrive tours of Ireland with Dove and Dave Hogan
It was so good that we had to try a couple of our Irish favourite desserts. Here we have Lynn tucking into her choice, a Banoffi pie, which is a recent invention, with Bananna, toffee, fresh cream, all on a biscuit base, similiar to a cheesecake base. You can clearly see that she was enjoying this, so much so, that eventhough she had agreed to share,we had difficulty getting a piece ourselves.
We finally made it to Kinsale and our hotel there, the lovely Kinsale Carlton, situated in a beautiful peaceful area on the outskirts of Kinsale, overlooking Oysterhaven Bay. I would highly recommend this hotel, which has a private bus service, which takes you in to, and out of, Kinsale, so you have no need to worry about driving yourself.
This was a really great start to another tour, and a day which i know we all really enjoyed.
Tomorrow we head for the harbour town of Cove, at the mouth of the River Lee, and the main port of the city of Cork. This port town was the final stop off port for the tragic Titanic, and it was from this port that the vast majority of our emigrants sailed as they made off to foreign lands to escape this country during our famine, and the many troubled years following the famine.
Come along with us as we journey through the south and south west of this magical land.